Pakistan Selected As A Member UN Economic And Social Council
Pakistan Selected As A Member UN Economic And Social Council: Pakistan was elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a three-year term by a strong majority of 175 votes.
Pakistan secured 175 out of a total of 186 votes to be elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a three-year term starting from January 1, 2019.
Pakistan was one of the four countries elected to this important body from the Asia Pacific region, voting held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.
According to permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN, the country’s election is an endorsement and reaffirmation of Pakistan’s constructive leadership in these important areas and its role as an ardent advocate of dialogue and cooperation.
Pakistan’s induction comes at an important juncture as the United Nations heads towards the mid-term review of the implementation of the SDGs. The country has remained actively involved and played a leadership role in these processes.
Pakistan was contesting one of three Asian seats, which were unchallenged. A two-third majority — 124 votes — is required for election.
The vote reflects the prestige Pakistan enjoys in the international community. Talking to APP after the vote, Ambassador Lodhi said today’s vote was a validation of Pakistan’s meaningful engagement within the United Nations as well as its result-oriented contributions in the areas of international economic and social development.
Recalling the critical role played by Pakistan in the reform process of the UN Development System (UNDS), the Pakistani envoy said that as a member of ECOSOC, Pakistan will maintain focus on comprehensive implementation of the UN General Assembly resolution on UNDS reform – considered critical for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
ECOSOC is one of the principal organs of the United Nations mandated with the important tasks of coordination, policy review and formulating recommendations on economic, social and environmental issues, as well as for the implementation of all important Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
For More Information & Videos Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel